FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 9th, 2016
Dawson City, Yukon – CHIEF ISAAC GROUP ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW VP Chief Isaac Group of Companies (CII) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Durham as the VP of Finance and Operations. Mr. Durham brings a wealth of experience in financial management to the organization; having most recently worked for the Yukon’s only Aboriginal Financial Institution, Dana Naye Ventures.
“On behalf of the Chief Isaac Board of Directors and our companies, I would like to welcome Mr. Durham to the Chief Isaac team”, says President and CEO Lynn Hutton. “His experience in financial management, business development and connections with Yukon First Nations companies and organizations brings key resources to the CII group of companies as we expand our ventures further within the Yukon.”
“Chief Isaac Group represents an opportunity to work with an innovative and highly dynamic First Nation Development Corporation, where my efforts can have a positive impact for CII shareholders, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens and the community”, says Mr. Durham. “With seven active companies and significant partnership and growth potential, the opportunities for the organization are endless in their economic implications for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Development Corporation.”
Having lived and worked in Yukon for more than 10 years, Mr. Durham is currently completing his MBA in Community Economic Development through Cape Breton University and has Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University, with a major in Economics. His experience working with Federal equity contribution programs, business and financial planning and capital implementation on commercial projects bring years of experience to the CII group of companies to support its strategic priorities.
Chief Isaac Group of Companies was established in 1984 to own and operate the business interests of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, which is a self-governing Yukon First Nation serving the Han people located in Dawson City. The mandate of the Chief Isaac Group of Companies is to operate a forprofit corporation to create sustainable wealth for our First Nation.
The Chief Isaac Group of Companies operates contemporary enterprises in the modern world, while remaining rooted in the strong, ethical traditions of our ancestors. Current companies include Chief Isaac Property Management, Chief Isaac Mechanical, Kluane Freight Lines, Han Construction, Mackenzie Petroleum, Tr’ondëk Heavy Equipment and Tr’ondëk Limited Partnership. Our group of companies respectfully carries the name of this historic Chief who led the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush during the late 1800s.
For more information, please contact:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Isaac Group of Companies
Picture attached: Mr. Michael Durham, Photo Credit: www.archbould.com